Our Events

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Program

When Branches began its Thanksgiving Meal Delivery program in 2001, Branches and a few dozen volunteers delivered over 600 meals. In 2018, more than 800 volunteers came together at seven sites to cook, package and deliver over 4,500 meals to individuals and families in need. Most importantly, each delivery included a large tri-lingual pamphlet which included information about available programs at Branches and other […]

Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction

_____________________________________________      On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 Branches celebrated its 15th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner and Auction at the JW Marriott Marquis. Over 450 guests attended and helped raise over $400,000 for Branches’ programs which provide services and life-changing opportunities to help working families and their children break the cycle of generational poverty.       […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Service Day Celebrations

Branches once again celebrated and honored Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15th, 2018 through a day of community service in Florida City and South Miami. Branches Florida City’s staff, AmeriCorps members and volunteers spent the day beautifying South Dade through several painting, planting and renovation projects.  Branches Florida City celebrated its 8th Annual “Florida City, Love Yourself” on […]

Branches’ Back to School Bash

On August 9, 2018, over 100 guests attended Branches’ 2nd Annual Back to School Bash and mixed, mingled and enjoyed drinks and delicious appetizers on the rooftop of the Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables. A special thank you to TeamFootWorks, Alan Goldfarb P.A., Bilzin Sumberg and Missy & Jim Morgan for their generous support of this […]

Aramark’s Annual ABC Volunteer Day – Building Community

On September 20, 2016, employees from all over South Florida came together to celebrate their annual Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day) and gathered together in South Dade to beautify the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Florida City Campus. ABC Day is Aramark’s global day of service. In communities around the world, thousands […]

KaBOOM Playground Build Day

Thank you to the 150+ volunteers who helped to build a brand-new KaBOOM Playground on Friday, September 19th, 2014! Thanks to the generous sponsor, The Walt Disney Company/ESPN, the children and youth at the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Lakeview Campus can now enjoy a safe, fun and unique play space for many years to come. A […]

Branches Selected as Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center

On March 11, 2014, the Miami HEAT unveiled its 13th Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center at Branches Lakeview. HEAT players Michael Beasley and Greg Oden led a host of dignitaries alongside presenting sponsor and longtime HEAT community partner Florida Blue to unveil the newly renovated reading room and computer lab. The space was transformed and […]